News Archive

December 15, 2010

Department Report
The new union between the MBB Department and the BC Genome Sciences Centre (operated by the BC Cancer Agency) further strengthens SFU’s considerable academic and research programs in genomic sciences... read more

December 2, 2010

MBB researcher Mark Brockman and SFU colleagues heads $1.8M African HIV project
Simon Fraser University is leading a four-year, $1.8-million project to improve the ability of research facilities in Africa to carry out much-needed HIV prevention research trials, in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa... read more

October 28, 2010

Lynne Quarmby amongst 100 most influential women in British Columbia
LYNNE QUARMBY Professor, molecular biology and biochemistry, SFU Lynne Quarmby is a professor in the molecular biology and biochemistry department at SFU and a member of the cell biology research grant committee at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada... read more

June 10, 2010

Raising cervical cancer awareness among South Asians
Two Simon Fraser University students who are the first recipients of the new Changemakers award are using it to draw attention to the high incidence of cervical cancer in the Lower Mainland’s South Asian community... read more

May 14, 2010

Another piece found in disease puzzle
An international research team led by a Simon Fraser University scientist is closer to piecing together a picture of what causes a potentially fatal, rare disease whose symptoms are prevalent in the general population... read more

May 7, 2010

Study aims to reorient lost cells
Like travelers, cells can get lost without a compass. That’s particularly bad news in the case of cancer cells. Christopher Beh, a Simon Fraser University molecular biologist, says 90 per cent of deaths from solid tumours are caused by the metastatic release of cancer cells into the body... read more